Rode into a car

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Rode into a car

Postby PH » 19 Jun 2020, 8:51pm

What the title says. I did this last Monday.
Thought I'd put this here by way of a confession. There were maybe some mitigating circumstances, but shouldn't have happened and I can't believe I did it.
Shortened my Thorn Mercury by half a meter, forks mangled, downtube not straight, front wheel not sounding right. I'm about to see if three years of TSB insurance premiums have been worth paying.
Proper face plant, broke my nose and lots of blood, managed to tear myself an extra nostril, and I'm on soup and mashed banana for a while. Also managed to hurt my knee, only soft tissue, but it's annoying, keeping me awake at night and away from work. Otherwise healing fine and I'll have some new scars to add character.
Driver didn't stop, well stopped, saw me in he road and shot off, that's pissed me off more than anything, why would anyone leave someone in the road? It's knocked me back, just makes me despair.
Plenty of other kindness from strangers. cyclist behind stopped, called ambulance stayed. Passing nurse stopped and helped stem the blood. People came out from the house, looked after the bike and later took it home for me, got me a chair and a brolly to keep the sun off. The ambulance and hospital staff were first class, what more can I say, I don't often come into contact with these people (Thankfully) but every time I have done I've been impressed.
Bugger.

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Re: Rode into a car

Postby landsurfer » 19 Jun 2020, 8:59pm

He probably knows how aggressive cyclists are when it comes to litigation .... ruins his no claims but has no effect on the cyclist .... runaway !!!
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Re: Rode into a car

Postby thirdcrank » 19 Jun 2020, 9:04pm

All the best for a quick and complete recovery and a good result to any investigation,

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Re: Rode into a car

Postby whoof » 19 Jun 2020, 9:09pm

Sorry to hear you've had an accident,hope you recover soon.
If you rode into someone and they drove off then one or more of;
Uninsured, unlicensed, driving under the influence, stolen vehicle..

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Re: Rode into a car

Postby reohn2 » 19 Jun 2020, 9:11pm

Sorry to hear about that,I hope the drivermis tracked down,he's probably no insurance anyway.
Get well soon.
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Re: Rode into a car

Postby freeflow » 19 Jun 2020, 9:21pm

BTDT. You have my sympathies. Get well soon.

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Re: Rode into a car

Postby simonineaston » 19 Jun 2020, 9:29pm

So sorry to hear of your accident - can't fathom why anyone would just drive off, having seen a fellow human being in a state... awful.
Get well soon.
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Re: Rode into a car

Postby richardfm » 19 Jun 2020, 9:35pm

simonineaston wrote:So sorry to hear of your accident - can't fathom why anyone would just drive off, having seen a fellow human being in a state... awful.
Get well soon.


As was said above
one or more of;
Uninsured, unlicensed, driving under the influence, stolen vehicle..

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Re: Rode into a car

Postby mjr » 19 Jun 2020, 10:31pm

Get well soon. How did you do that?

whoof wrote:Sorry to hear you've had an accident,hope you recover soon.
If you rode into someone and they drove off then one or more of;
Uninsured, unlicensed, driving under the influence, stolen vehicle..

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Re: Rode into a car

Postby fastpedaller » 19 Jun 2020, 10:49pm

Get well soon - that's the main thing. A bike can be replaced.

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Re: Rode into a car

Postby Pebble » 20 Jun 2020, 9:33am

freeflow wrote:BTDT. You have my sympathies. Get well soon.

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Was the front wheel still true ? and on the walk home could you still freewheel her down hill :D

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Re: Rode into a car

Postby Mick F » 20 Jun 2020, 9:34am

Yes, get well soon.
Terrible for you, but you've lived to tell the tale.

Best wishes from me.
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Re: Rode into a car

Postby Paulatic » 20 Jun 2020, 9:43am

Wishing you a speedy recovery PH.
I’m raging that someone just drives off. Definitely had something to hide methinks.
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Re: Rode into a car

Postby geocycle » 20 Jun 2020, 9:46am

So sorry to hear that. Glad you are more or less ok and hope the bike will fix.

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Re: Rode into a car

Postby Vorpal » 20 Jun 2020, 9:46am

Sorry to hear about this. Poor PH. Poor bike.

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